By Breeonne Baxter on June 24, 2019
The search has been launched for the new Vice President, Human Resources.
UBC’s Vice President, Human Resources, reports to the President and oversees a human resources portfolio that includes equity and inclusion; human resources advisory partnerships; central operational services; total compensation; health & wellbeing; strategic workplace initiatives; learning & engagement; strategic faculty relations; housing and relocation services; and human resources management systems.
You can view the posting at executive search firm Caldwell Partner’s website, job ID 190525.
Marcia Buchholz appointed Managing Director, Human Resources, Advisory Partnerships, Central Services and Professional Standards
By Breeonne Baxter on June 12, 2019
I am pleased to announce that Marcia Buchholz has been appointed Managing Director, Human Resources, Advisory Partnerships, Central Services and Professional Standards, effective August 12, 2019.
In this role, Marcia will focus on advisory services, employee and labour relations (including collective bargaining), and HR professional standards across the university. She will also lead the transformation in HR partnerships, as we move to meet the future needs of UBC.
Marcia is currently the Associate Vice-President, Human Resources, at the University of Calgary, providing HR support to over 11,000 faculty and staff. Since 2011, she has guided the university’s employee programs, labour and faculty relations, change management and business transformation, and has consistently championed inclusion, respect, and wellbeing in the workplace. Marcia also led the University of Calgary’s transformation to a new HR shared services model in advance of an enterprise-level systems renewal project.
Marcia will be a valuable addition to the HR leadership team. I am excited about the contributions she will make in this vital role.
Please join me in welcoming Marcia to UBC.
Barbara Meens Thistle, Vice-President, Human Resources
By Melissa Baluk on June 7, 2019
The plays – created and performed by UBC faculty and staff participating in the Rehearsing Conflict workshop series (June 13-20) – are an opportunity to explore and engage with workplace conflict using the situation and tools of theatre. We hope you can join us for this unique theatre experience.
Audience members are invited to take part in the plays but all participation is voluntary.
Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP here.
Thursday, June 20, 2019
11:30am – 1:30 pm
Dorothy Somerset Studios, 6361 University Boulevard V6T 1Z2
By Melissa Baluk on June 7, 2019
On June 18, UBC’s Lynda.com subscription for faculty and staff is being upgraded to the newly-named online learning platform, LinkedIn Learning.
LinkedIn Learning provides the same great Lynda.com content delivered through an intuitive, new learning experience that’s powered by insights from the LinkedIn network. This online educational platform helps all levels of learners discover and develop workplace business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos.
On June 18, faculty and staff will be able to access LinkedIn Learning using their CWL through the UBC portal.
- As of June 17, you will no longer be able to access Lynda.com.
- If you have previously accessed Lynda.com, your learning history and data will carry over automatically to LinkedIn Learning as long as you log in to LinkedIn Learning once this year.
- If you have a personal profile with LinkedIn.com, you can choose to connect this with your UBC LinkedIn Learning profile – or not. The choice is up to you, and you can change your mind down the road.
To learn more about the upgrade, including how to activate your account and the benefits of connecting your profiles, please visit Before the Upgrade.
For news and updates, please continue to visit hr.ubc.ca.
Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
By Chelsey Maher on May 24, 2019
This year’s UBC Staff Pension Fair takes place on Thursday, June 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre on the Vancouver campus. This is a drop-in event; no RSVP is required.
The Pension Fair is a great opportunity for members to learn more about their pension plan and increase their pension knowledge. We are also pleased to have the following groups in attendance:
- UBC Retirement and Survivor Benefits
- UBC Employee and Family Assistance Program
- UBC Investment Management Trust (IMANT) Inc.
- CARP (Canadian Association for Retired Persons)
- BC Federation of Retired Union Members (FORUM) (new in 2019!)
Visit the SPP Pension Fair event website for more details.
By Chelsey Maher on May 24, 2019
The Staff Pension Plan 2018 Annual Report is now available online.
The report includes a Message from the Chair and Executive Director, highlights for the Plan, membership and administration statistics, a review of the Plan’s funds and investment performance and information about how to access your pension information online. View the 2018 Annual Report.
By Chelsey Maher on April 25, 2019
The UBC Faculty Pension Plan’s annual report is now available online. The report includes plan highlights, membership and financial statistics, fund and investment managers’ rates of return, and an investment commentary. The Plan’s audited Financial statements as at December 31, 2018 are also available online. Read More
By Breeonne Baxter on April 24, 2019
April 28 is designated as the National Day of Mourning, to remember workers who have lost their lives to work-related incidents or occupational disease.
Flags at UBC’s Vancouver and Okanagan campuses will be lowered on April 28 in recognition of the the day.
April 28, 10:30 a.m.
Jack Poole Plaza – Vancouver Convention Centre, 1075 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC
Organized by the B.C. Federation of Labour, Business Council of B.C., Vancouver and District Labour Council and WorkSafeBC
April 28, 12:00 p.m.
Ben Lee Park, 900 Houghton Rd., Kelowna, BC
Organized by the North Okanagan Labour Council
See other events across the province at https://www.dayofmourning.bc.ca/
By Chelsey Maher on April 17, 2019
On Wednesday, May 15, the UBC Faculty Pension Plan (FPP) will host its Pension Forum at the Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre, Vancouver Campus. This annual event is a great opportunity for members to hear the latest news about their pension plan and to meet the UBC FPP trustees, management and staff. There will be a presentation on the Plan’s 2018 investment performance and a review of the 2018/19 initiatives.
We will also offer a live webcast of the presentation for members who are unable to attend the event in person.
Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (doors open at 10 a.m.)
Location: Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre (Jack Poole Hall, second floor), Vancouver Campus [map]
Visit the following link for event details and registration: faculty.pensions.ubc.ca/pensionforum
Members who wish to attend in person are required to register by May 3. No registration is required for the webcast.